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Agrantec has developed the NotaZone platform to allow a more streamlined, automated and collaborative approach to how farming and the food chain work with one another. Consumers have a keen interest in knowing exactly what has been done to their food from the beginning of the food chain to the end – and Agrantec’s technology does exactly that.
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Ashley House Printing Company is one of the most respected and technologically advanced, environmentally friendly printers in the South West. With state-of-the-art digital offset, lithographic and large format presses, plus the latest proofing and pre-press technology, they're your perfect choice for exceptional quality print.
Bidvest Foodservice offers a fantastic range of food and drink, catering supplies, cleaning products and more, providing a one-stop shop for all of your catering.
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black and white asset finance pride themselves in obtaining clear, concise and efficient finance for capital projects. They work hard to understand your business and build a long-term relationship with you. They like a challenge and are accomplished at getting funding in place for more difficult to explain assets. They fill the gap if the bank drags their heels, doesn't understand the project or simply says no...
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Bridgwater College offers a range of training programmes based on working with the food and drink industry. They also offer skills training in engineering, welding, business administration and management.
Established in 1872, the objects of the Devon County Agricultural Association are the advancement of agriculture in Devon, and the encouragement of education and knowledge of agriculture and country pursuits. These objects are particularly fostered by the promotion of the Devon County Show, and also by the hosting of related events throughout the year.
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Exeter College is a large, thriving and growing tertiary college which places teaching, learning and student success as their top priority. @ thirty-four is Exeter College's great restaurant and dining experience where students can thrive in contemporary and stylish surroundings.
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Exeter Cookery School on Exeter’s historic quayside offer stunning purpose-built kitchens which have been kitted out for real home cooks, making their venue the perfect place to develop and hone your cookery skills. With a range of cookery courses and cooking classes available, they’ve got a class to suit every skill level.
Grant Thornton is one of the world's leading organisations of independent assurance, tax and advisory firms. They combine award-winning technical expertise with the intuition, insight and confidence gained from their extensive sector experience and a deeper understanding of their clients.
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Henny and Joe's chai is unique to the market and extremely versatile. True to its origin, our chai blend is naturally free from caffeine, artificial preservatives, colourings and additives. Allergen free and vegan friendly.
For 30 years, inkREADible has advised and manufactured bespoke self-adhesive labels and swing tags for independent, owner run food and drink businesses. Their designers can produce an extensive range of very effective and eye catching labels, tailor-made to suit you.
LWC are your local drinks expert! They distribute over 6,000 products from a portfolio of local and UK brands. Championing South West businesses, they stock over 350 local brands to 1,500 hospitality outlets across the region.
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Needlers are food industry specialists, and provide hygiene, safety and PPE products and services to food manufacturers in the UK and Ireland. Their team is committed to developing true added value services, by working in close partnership with its customers and suppliers to drive innovation, compliance and supply chain traceability.
The NFU champions British farming and provides professional representation and services to its Farmer and Grower members.
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Food and drink have a special place in the interests of accountant and financial planners Old Mill. Our specialist Food and Drink team comprises of eight accountants with knowledge of the sector, focused on looking after the needs of food businesses. With over 100 clients in the sector, Old Mill look after a number of cheese manufacturers and wholesalers, cider makers, small artisan producers, farm shops and restaurants. We have the expertise to assist on a diverse range of issues from grants for farm diversification, first steps in export, setting up new businesses, VAT issues and succession and retirement planning, in addition to delivering great value accounts and tax compliance. An initial consultation is free and without obligation.
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Plymouth Business School aims to give their students a rewarding and enjoyable experience.  They strive to make all their graduates the most globally employable, entrepreneurial and engaged, and provide a really friendly and supportive environment to help students get the most out of their study.
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Porter Dodson is a Top 200 UK law firm based in Somerset and Dorset across seven centres. They are all about delivering great legal advice when and where it is convenient to their clients, whether they be a private individual or a company with an international dimension.
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Posh Nosh have over two decades of experience in the catering industry and provide first class cuisine with outstanding levels of service. They specialise in marquee and outside event catering in the West Country.
Quayside Technical Services Ltd is an Exeter based business IT consultancy company. They have been supporting business computer networks across Devon since 2001. Their focus is providing complete IT solutions to clients that improve the way that they work.
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Rangemoors are the leading range cooker and stove specialist in the South West. Their purpose built showroom offers you an extensive choice of range cookers and woodburning, multi-fuel, gas or electric stoves to suit your needs.
Hearth & Cook brings a new experience to home lovers and makers. Expertly gathered together in their showroom in Exeter, is a selection of the finest products designed to transform homes into beautiful warm environments, and inspire wonderful culinary creations in the kitchen.
The SOURCE Trade Show is the South West’s ultimate show for all those with an interest in speciality foods and quality drinks, profitable catering and inspired hospitality. This is a unique opportunity to meet key international, UK, and South West food and drink producers, as well as service providers, alongside a superb selection of Taste of the West Members.
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Speciality & Fine Food Fair is the leading UK trade event that exclusively targets food and drink buyers from the speciality and artisan food industry. The 2017 show at Olympia in London will be packed with thousands of exciting new products, and takes place on 3-5 September.
Established in 1946 in Bristol, Stancold is a name you can trust when it comes to expertise in temperature controlled and hygienic environments. Using quality assured insulated panels they create bespoke cold stores, chillers, walk-in freezers, food safe areas, and industrial firewall partitions for the UK food & drink, warehouse and logistics industries.
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Total Energy Solutions based in Cornwall are independent utility brokers who specialise in the commercial sector, and can help you to get the best price for your gas and electricity supply. They work with all utility suppliers in the UK market and have no vested interest where contracts are placed. Their only aim is to secure the best possible rates for their clients, and typically they can save you up to 40% on renewal prices. If you want to work with a different kind of broker, call them on 01579 370073.
warwick event hire
For more than 25 years Warwick Corporate Events Ltd has delivered innovative and exciting solutions to help our clients deliver memorable events, no matter the location or the size.
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WBW Solicitors have a very different approach to doing business. Their philosophy is simple; every customer – whether an individual, a company or any other organisation – has a unique set of requirements, and they believe that the way they operate and the service they offer should be driven by this. With offices based in Torquay, Newton Abbot, Exeter and Bovey Tracey, their teams can offer the very best legal advice through a full range of services, and across a wide range of areas and commercial sectors.
western event hire
Western Event Hire delivers hire equipment, furniture, catering equipment, china, cutlery, glassware and linen etc. all over the South West region.

WPS are proud to have been selected as the partner insurance broker to Taste of the West and have developed ‘Food and Drink Guard’ specifically for Taste of the West members working in the food and drink sector.

WPS also produce a series of articles for Taste of the West members on insurance and risk management topics specific to the food and drink industry.  Recent features include: Flavouring Substances in Food & Beverages; Employers Liability Insurance -Cover Overview; Fire Safety in the Workplace; Credit Insurance and a Fire Safety Quiz.

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